Strom Funeral Home

McCormick, South Carolina

Mrs. Eula Goldman Howard

Greenwood, SC — Eula Goldman Howard, 97, wife of the late Welbon Howard, died August 29, 2020 at NHC Healthcare in Greenwood, SC.

Graveside services will be at Overbrook Cemetery in McCormick on Saturday, September 5th at 11:00 a.m. with Bo Willis presiding and visitation with the family afterwards.

Born November 20, 1922 in Lincoln County Georgia to the late Robert Lee and Ella Ingram Goldman.  She lived in Lincolnton for one-third of her life.  She was a member of Hephzibah Baptist Church in Lincolnton, Georgia.  Then the second-third of her life was in McCormick, where she worked and retired from Reigel.  The last third of her life was spent in Greenwood, but she always wanted to go back to McCormick.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Emma Mae Bentley and brothers Guy, Wyman, and Ernest Goldman, two sons, John Robert and Jimmy Howard and three grandchildren Austin Howard, Shannon Dawkins Jennings and Heather McFerrin.

She always told everyone and us that “I love all my children” and those children surviving her are, Betty Ann O’Neal (Harry), Margie Nickolaus (Sonny), Jenet Fowler, Reba Dorn (Robert), Dennis Ray Howard (Betty), Jeffrey Lee Howard (Tammy), Lori Ann Howard and Pam Shirley.  She also is survived by one brother, Marvin Goldman and wife Barbara of Lincolnton.  She had 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Strom Funeral Home in McCormick is in charge of her arrangements.

Eula Howard


Mr. Derry Storey

Plum Branch, SC — Derry Storey, 89, of Plum Branch, SC, husband of Patricia Jackson Storey, died Saturday, August 29, 2020 at his home.

Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in the Plum Branch Cemetery with the Rev. John Noblin officiating.

Derry was born in Abbeville to the late Ted and Lillian McGrath Storey. He was a graduate of Calhoun Falls High School. He was employed as the service manager of McGrath Motor Company and later retired from Gus Carpenter Construction. As an active member of Plum Branch Baptist Church, Derry served as a former deacon and was involved in the Men’s Sunday School Class. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Patrick Storey and Toney M. Storey and a grandson, Jason Storey.

Derry is survived by his wife of 68 years, Patricia, of the home; daughter, Kathy S. Reese (Don) of Abbeville; son, Terry Storey of Plum Branch; two grandchildren, Angie Stone (Chad) and Joni Wilson (Brandon); and four great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jonah Stone, Carson and Elizabeth Wilson.

The family is at the residence.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Derry to Plum Branch Baptist
Church, PO Box 150, Plum Branch, SC 29845.

Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Ms. Jami Lyn Sawyer

McCormick, SC — Jami Lyn Sawyer, 28, born October 15, 1992, departed this life July 27, 2020.

Jami was the daughter of Heather McKinney and the late Dennis Sawyer. Jami loved life and spending time with her family and friends. Her greatest pride and joy was her two beautiful boys. Jami had an infectious smile that brought joy to all who knew her. Jami was employed at Michelle’s Pizza and befriended many of the patrons and citizens of McCormick. She will be greatly missed by all, especially her two young sons.
Survivors include her mother, Heather McKinney of McCormick; two sons, Owen Harrison, age six, and Parker Harrison, age four; a sister, Jennifer Sawyer; and a brother, Jeremy Sawyer.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 2nd at 11:00am at Baker Street Park Pavilion. The family has asked that those attending bring a covered dish and a folding chair.

Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family.



Mr. Benson Lee Bonds, Jr.

Plum Branch, SC — Mr. Benson Lee Bonds Jr., 50, of Deerfield Road of Plum Branch, died Monday, July 27, 2020, at Self Regional Health Care.

Visitation will be held at Strom Funeral Home of McCormick on Tuesday, July 28th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Bonds was a native of McCormick, South Carolina. He was born to the late Mary Ann Self of McCormick and Benson Lee Bonds Sr. of Belton.

The pastime he most enjoyed was working on his truck or helping people install radios in their vehicles. He was a treasured employee of Gurleys then to Food Lion for many years.

Survivors include his sister, Michelle Bonds; her son, Daniel I Coffee (Angela); his Aunt of the Home, Brenda Morgan (Curt); three nieces, Annabell, Sofia, and Miss Paysley; with lots of Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

The family is at the home on Deerfield Road in Plum Branch.

Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mr. Warren Alvin Mobley

McCormick, SC — Warren Alvin Mobley, 62, of McCormick, formerly of Lowndesville SC. died Saturday, January 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.

The family will hold a Memorial Service for Alvin at his home located at 806 West Gold St. McCormick SC on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.

Alvin worked as a mechanic, and as a construction welder building Silo’s and Water Towers all across the United States, before becoming injured and disable in the mid 1990’s. Alvin loved building, and working on things around the house, but his favorite past time hobby, was being an awesome GAMER on his Xbox and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Warren G. Mobley, a brother Ray Mobley, grandson Jacob C. Waters, and grandson Hayden Blake Elsner.

Alvin is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 43 years, Mildred Mobley of his home; three daughters, Tonya Waters (Dickie) of McCormick, Tabatha Treego (Rob) of Asheville NC, and Anna Champman; two sons, Michael Mobley (Krista), and Patrick Mobley of McCormick; his Mother Linnie Ruth McCullough of Lowndesville SC; a brother, Symes McCullough of Mississippi; two sisters, Terry Sorrow of Mississippi, and Wanda Hulms of Iva SC; 11 grandchildren, Brent, Jacob, Paige, Haley Wheeler, Jesse, Justin, Chance, Samuel Haley Gosnell, Nick and Josh; 3 great grandchildren, Lerenzo, Jose, and an unborn infant; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mr. Thomas Workman Young

MCCORMICK, SC — Thomas Workman Young, 82, of 414 Cherry Street, died Thursday, November 7, 2019, at McCormick Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Troy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger McCoy officiating.  Burial will follow in Troy Cemetery.

Thomas Young was born in McCormick to the late Grady A. Young, Sr. and Mattie Ethel Quarles of Troy.  He was a member of Troy Baptist Church and a former Deacon.  He served in the National Guard.  He work for Milliken Textiles in McCormick for 30 years and then retired from Bell Foods Systems in Lincolnton, GA.

Survivors include his wife, Mary J. Young; two sons, Jeffrey Young (Pauline), and Thomas D. Young (Teresa); a daughter, Nancy Hanosek (Ben); two grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Strom Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mrs. Rebecca Morrah Brock

MCCORMICK, SC — Rebecca Morrah Brock, 93, of McCormick S.C., widow of Elvin C. Brock Sr, died September 10, 2019.

Graveside services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Earl Owings and Rev. Martin Wiles officiating.

Rebecca was born in October 16, 1925, in Willington, SC.  She was the daughter of the late John W and Sue Lou Clinkscales Morrah.  She was a member of the Buffalo Baptist Church and the 2nd oldest member there.  She was preceded by three brothers John Morrah Jr, David Morrah Sr, and Thomas Morrah; a sister Mary Jane Sutherland; two children, Elvin Brock Jr and Cindy Edens; and a grandson Calvin Blackburn. She was greatly loved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and friend.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Susan Blackburn and husband Leonard of Lincolnton, GA; a adopted daughter, Linda Brinkley of McCormick, SC; four granddaughters, Samantha and husband Michael Amaker, of Augusta Ga, Emily and Husband Caus Morman of Suwanee, GA, Charlotte and fiancée Travis Wyatt of Lincolnton, GA, Lucinda Imhof and husband John of Summerville, SC; a grandson Elvin and wife Jennifer of Abbeville SC; six great grandchildren, Bonnie Arledge, Madison Quarles, Brandon Daves, Becca Imhof, Brock Quarles, and Caus Morman Jr.; three nephews and one niece.

Visitation will be held after the service at the grave.

Instead of flowers please make a donation to Buffalo Baptist Church Playground Fund. Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mr. Carl H. Strom

SUWANEE, GA — Carl H. Strom passed away August 27, 2019, at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

A private service for the family will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 4th, at McCormick City Cemetery.

He was born on July 5, 1928, in McCormick SC, the son of Charles Rudolph and Annie (Walker) Strom. After graduating from McCormick High School, Carl attended the University of Georgia in Athens and completed medical school at the Medical College of South Carolina in Charleston.  He practiced medicine in McCormick from 1960 to 1965. After leaving McCormick he practiced family medicine in Atlanta until his retirement in 1993. He was married to Betty (Wileman) Strom for 67 years. In addition to his parents, Carl was predeceased by his brother, Charles Rudolph, Jr.

Carl is survived by his wife, Betty, as well as his son, Carl Henry, Jr.; his daughters Anne (Glenn) Infinger and Kathryn (Frank) Guzowski; and grandchildren Talmadge Infinger, Tyler Infinger, Nicholas Guzowski and Walker Guzowski.

Strom Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Mary Nichole Skinner

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC — Mary Nichole “Nikki” Skinner, 36, of Pack Wood Drive, died August 12, 2019, in Pensacola, Florida.

The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Red Oak Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Joey Dorn officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Nikki was a native of Edgefield County, where she attended Strom Thurmond High School.  She was a loving wife and loving mother of two children. Nikki enjoyed riding her Harley and fishing. Love you always Sunshine!

Survivors include her husband, Brian Skinner; two sons, Charles Joseph Hammond, and Caleb Dean Hammond; parents, Mary Jo and Robert Dearman; a sister, Mia Kennedy Quale (Frankie); a grandfather, Giroud Dorn; a grandmother, Jo-Ann Pack (J.C.).

Visitation will be prior to the church service at 3 p.m. at Red Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Strom Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Edna L. Ruiz

FORT MILL, S.C. — Edna L Ruiz, 82, of Fort Mill, SC passed away peacefully on May 15, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Overbrook Cemetery with the Rev. Yvonne Taylor officiating.

Edna was born in Fort Mill to the late Jesse Lipe and Rosie Reeves. She was a caregiver in and out of the home. She enjoyed spending time with family and her beloved dogs; and had many hobbies including cards, art and video games.

Edna was predeceased by her three late husbands; Furman Blackwell, Louis Poole, and Michael Ruiz.Survivors includes her sister, Katie Osborne of Fort Mill; two sons, Ray Blackwell (Rose DeBus) of Fort Mill, and Ricky Blackwell (Rhonda) of Chester; two daughters, Patricia Wilson (Lou Knopp) of Fort Mill, and Shirleen Passmore (Richard) of McCormick; 13 grandchildren; and 19 greatgrandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Strom Funeral Home in McCormick from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Strom Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.